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Nature, Cultural Heritage & Wellness: Seebach
You buy fresh fruit and vegetable, pickles and salads directly from the farmers.
You get fresh asparagus right off the field, if you come between the end of April and June 24th.
On Whitsun Saturday you watch the setting up of the maypole in Seebach.
The virtual idea for the Nature Park Travel website started in Seebach.
Up to the 20th century, the Moated Castle and the agricultural area around Seebach was owned by the von Berlepsch family.
The captain of the Wartburg Castle Hans von Berlepsch, protector of Martin Luther, bought the Moated Castle in 1523. During the Peasant's War the castle and the village were looted.
In the 19th century the Barons von Berlepsch occupied themselves with fruit cultivation and bee-keeping. They also committed themselves to the protection of birds.
The Moated Castle became a state-run experimental bird protection center in 1908. It is the oldest institute for bird protection in Germany.
When the Soviet army occupied East Germany in 1945, the von Berlepsch family was expropriated.
After the German Reunification, the family founded the "Friends of the Bird Protection Center" Society.
During East German times, an agricultural production co-operative cultivated the fields. Today, the area is shared by one private farmer and a co-operative.
Cultural Trips and Sightseeing Tours
From Seebach there are good travel connections to
and to the
Wartburg Castle near Eisenach.
In Seebach, you visit the Moated Castle, built in 1200. Here, a state-run experimental bird protection center was founded in 1908. It is the oldest institute for bird protection in Germany.
In quiet health resort atmosphere, the nearby Bad Langensalza offers you a brine and thermal bath with sauna, massages and cosmetic treatments.
In Muehlhausen you find a wave swimming pool, with slides for children, sauna and - in summer - an open air swimming pool.
From the middle of May until September, you swim in the open air swimming pool in Weberstedt at Hainich National Park.
You reach the Celtic and Germanic place of worship at the moor near Niederdorla easily on foot: The sites of the cults and sacrifices, and the reconstructed Germanic village are situated within 3.1 miles from Seebach.
Within a radius of 5 to 7,5 miles from Seebach, you can comfortably reach by bike:
Bad Langensalza and
In Hainich National Park bicycle signs mark hiking trails permitted for cyclists. Two cycling trails take you across the woods of Hainich: From East to West you go from Bad Langensalza via Thiemsburg, Craulaer Kreuz to Berka vor dem Hainich, from North to South from Muehlhausen via Kammerforst to Berka vor dem Hainich. You obtain detailed information from the National Park Information.
Bicycles can be borrowed in Muehlhausen from the German Railways Partner.
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